Chasing Moonbeams... A Guide to Crafting Your Best Year Yet

"There are two ways to live your life. One is as though nothing is a miracle. The other is as though everything is a miracle."   Albert Einstein 

This quote has always been one of my favorites. I'm all in for option #2 as we step into this new year. I'm also committed to helping you make it your best year ever. 

Picture this: Thom and I packed up our truck the day after Christmas and headed to Southern California.  If you’re like me, camping in the wintertime does not sound fun, but we chose Anza Borrego desert, about 40 miles from the Mexican border. Trust me, I have no regrets.

This trip was pure magic.

Photo taken at 1:00 am...completely untouched

We're big fans of dispersed camping, where you can set up anywhere on BLM land without reserving a campsite months in advance. Anza Borrego, although a state park, lets you camp almost anywhere. Want to build a fire? Just use one of those cool round metal containers. We did build a fire every night. 

Our little fire became a source of warmth as the sun dropped behind the mountains. 

On the first night, as this 73-year-old and her 85-year-old partner climbed down from our rooftop tent at midnight to pee, we were greeted by an unexpected site.

I unzipped the tent “door,” and the moonlit desert landscape unfolded before us. At first, I thought, did we oversleep? The night was so bright, like daylight and I discovered later this was the “Cold” full moon, named by Native Americans long ago.  

When you experience something like this, you realize moonlight can stop you dead in your tracks. I was mesmerized and couldn’t stop thinking about how few times I’d seen this in my life and whether I would ever see it again. 

The view from our campsite at midnight

Moonlight is magical, bright, and filled with hope.

I walked around in my sleeveless nightgown, feeling no hint of cold, trying to capture this unique situation on my iPhone. It was startling to believe I could capture images of the bright stars, the moon, and shadows. 

This energy…the moonbeam kind of energy will light your heart up. Later, I discovered that this moon represents completion, abundance, and the height of power. 

The moon had a message for me, and I'm passing it on to you. This is what I heard her say to me: 

 "There's magic everywhere; just look for it. You can have whatever you want. Don't hold back. Do what you want now. Don't wait. Be in wonderment about how the world works."

It was like a cosmic pep talk, urging me to believe in endless possibilities.

We went on to experience two more magical moonlit nights under the stars, and each time, I felt the wonderment of being alive, standing underneath the stars and the moon. 

Magical moonrise at 8:00pm

Over to You: 

Are you living in wonderment? What's your intention for this year? Have you bid farewell to 2023? A new year is like a fresh canvas, telling us, "We can begin again."

If you're not living the life you desire, or if there’s any part of you thinking, I can’t have those things I long for (it’s too hard, never happens to me, not enough money, not enough time…) I want you to know one thing. You can create what you want.  If I can create the life I love for myself, you can, too. 

But…you have to be intentional. You have to #1 believe you can have the best life, and #2 you must do some work. 

Here are some ways to get you started on creating what you want:

  • Take StockReflect. Jot down all the things currently going right in your life. Celebrate even the most minor wins, as acknowledging your achievements fosters a positive mindset.
  • Decide to Make 2024 your best year: Intention is a powerful force. It tells your brain that things will happen.  
  • Create an intention statement. What do you want to happen this year? Look at all parts of your life. Positively say each thing, for instance. I easily attract ____ into my life now.  
  • Believe in your unique ability to make things happen. When the negative thoughts (the saboteurs) start telling you you can’t do something, tell them to scram and get a cup of coffee while you dream a bit. 
  • Start a daily journaling practice to capture moments of gratitude and joy. This simple habit can help you stay focused on the positive aspects of life, building a foundation for an extraordinary year.
  • Create A Vision Board::Visualizing your goals and desires through a tangible board with images of what you want to happen can serve as a powerful daily reminder of what you're working towards.
  • Come With Me on a Journey:

Join my 2024 Best Year retreat. You’ll be inspired and ready to create your year precisely as you like. GO HERE to sign up. 


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